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Aug 25, 2013 9:00pm PDT
obama plans to mark the moment by giving a speech this wepds from the very same steps dr. king did 50 years ago. >>> still do come, they once worked in the vineyards, now they have their own. hear the bay area proud stories of success. ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing really good around ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of living off the taste of the air ♪ ♪ turn around, barry ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ ♪ ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ try new fiber one peanut butter protein bars. >>> when you hear the words cultural festival, you probably imagine something quite different from the japan expo which is wrapping up today in santa clara. >>> okay, consider yourselves officially welcome. we're a celebration mainly through pop culture. this is our fist meeting where we've been running our show in paris for 14 years. >> the bay area was the first choice where promoters say the response has been so great, they're already looking at bringing back the show next
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Aug 4, 2013 4:00pm PDT
obama celebrated his birthday this weekend. he turned 52 today. yesterday, he played golf with a couple of friends. this week, the president's plans include a trip to california to visit troops at camp pendleton and an appearance on "the tonight show" with jay leno. >>> we have a winner but not the big, big winner in last night's powerball drawing. ticket sold at this arco station in milpitas is worth more than $1 million. had five of the six numbers so close, but no one had all six numbers, the jackpot rolls over to about $400 million for wednesday night's drawing. the winning numbers last night -- ♪ [ hero mom ] oh, yeah. we're gettin' cereal. 'cause over 40 general mills cereals are 130 calories or less per serving. just look for the g. boom! that's how nutrition is done, people. [ laughs ] ♪ [ female announcer ] hey ladies. you love it. you've got to have it. cinnamon toast crunch, 'cause that cinnamon and sugar is so irresistible. everybody craves those crazy squares.® >>> long-time innocence newsman john palmer died this weekend after a brief illness. and nbc's andrea
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Aug 24, 2013 6:30pm PDT
that to determine how best to impact students in the classroom. >> the obama administration has been making this big push a lot of governments have about tying it. you're using performance and looking at student performance but not use it as the measuring stick for how a teacher's doing. >> right. that's not the measuring stick. what we're looking at is making sure that the thinner of the universe, in our world, is what's happening in that the interaction between the teacher and the student. so what we're doing is looking at how can we improve that. as you mentioned the traditional way you come in, principal comes in with the form, goes through the evaluation, then sits down the with teacher, goes over it and the teacher determines whether they're going to reflect upon that. this process actually assists the teach somewhere makes it more reflective process what's going on. >> if the teacher done do well, what happens? >> as we move forward we're continuing to look at we have a number of steps in that we have consulting teachers, so that group, we have a teacher quality panel. if a te
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Aug 5, 2013 12:00am PDT
it means to you and your portfolio. president obama is trying get support for his economic plan, can washington come to agreement over a big new deal and looking for the genius in the next generation. the interview with the parents of the amazon.com's founder. "on the money" begins right now. "on the money." >> here is a look at what is making news as we head into the new week, "on the money."
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Aug 12, 2013 12:00am PDT
. >>> here's what's making news as we head into a new week "on the money." president obama took his economic show on the road this week pitching
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Aug 26, 2013 12:00am PDT
to teachers and using that to determine how best to impact students. >> the obama administration has been making a big push about tying it. but you say you're using performance, but you're not going to use it as the measuring stick for how a teacher's doing. >> right. that's not the measuring stick. what we're really look is making sure that the center of the universe is what's happening in that classroom, the interaction between the teacher and the student. what we're doing is looking at how we improve that. the traditional way was you come in, the principal comes in with the form, goes through the evaluation, then sits down with the teacher goes over it. and the teacher determines whether they're going to reflect upon that. this process actually assists the teacher and makes it a reflective process of what's going on in the classroom and how can we effect that performance. we're continuing to look at a number of steps. we have consulting teachers. that group will work. we have a teacher quality panel. but ultimately if a teacher doesn't do well they ultimately don't end up moving f
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Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
obama spoke on that same spot. live at the lincoln memorial. good evening, steve. >> reporter: good evening. organizers say 100,000 people came here to washington today, most including president obama believe we have come a long way in our nation. it is still divided by race but nowhere near as badly as we were when dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his speech here in washington in 1963. 50 years later marching in washington again was ducky burris. less emotional this time. >> now i'm 77. >> reporter: is it because things are better now? >> things are better in some areas. >> reporter: half a century later on this day as the crowd gathered in the rain at the lincoln memorial only 54% of americans believe the dream has been achieved. only 21% of african-americans do. congressman john lewis is the sole surviving speaker from '63. >> 50 years later we can ride anywhere we want to ride, we can say what we want to say. those lines that say whites and colored are gone. >> reporter: all eyes were on america's first black president. barack obama did not descend from slaves but to many he
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Aug 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
around him. >> reporter: he indicated the syrian government will pay. >> president obama believe there is must be accountability for those who would eyes the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: president obama kept to his schedule awarding a medal of honor and every indication says he'll order u.s. military action against sear you. options are sending in u.s. fighters or yierzing cruise missiles or both. u.n. inspectors in syria were shot at but finally allowed to the scenes of the two suspected chemical weapons attacks. experts worry so much time has passed any tests might be inconclusive. but some kind of military action seems sure to be ordered by the commander-in-chief. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >> nbc news will have team coverage of the situation in syria including reports from the region and political pressure facing president obama here at 5:30. >> i'm maryann favreau where investigators warn you not to fall for scam artists warning to look for poisonous snakes. >> ladies and gentlemen, take the time to le
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Aug 10, 2013 5:00pm PDT
end of next year. president obama went to orlando today to address the national convention of disable d veteran and to begin his vacation with his family. brian mooar has more. >> reporter: before leaving on vacation president obama promised to do more work for america's disabled veterans. and he pledged those who sacrificed for this country won't lose their benefits despite washington's budget cuts. >> i believe this work is more important than ever. because this time of war that we've been in is coming to an end. >> the president hopes to have america back on a peace time footing in a year and a half. but his friday news conference showed he's fighting on a lot of political fronts. >> good afternoon, everybody, please have a seat. >> he's trying to calm the controversy over nsa surveillance. he's still battling members of congress over obama care. >> the one unifying principle in the republican party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care. >> reporter: in martha's vineyard, president obama looking for a break from the heat. brian mooar, nbc news,
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Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
quality. >>> still no decision from president obama on what action he wants to take against syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons. if he does take any action, he may have to do it alone. just a couple of hours ago the british parliament went against prime minister david cam money and rejected any military intervention in syria. in the u.s., democrats and republicans also hesitant about an attack on the syrian ren jet stream. they are demanding a vote first. nbc bay area's steve handelsman is in washington with the latest developments. >> reporter: america is divided. in raleigh, north carolina, calls for a military strike on syria. but the opposite view in charlotte. >> we should keep our nose out of other people's business and let them deal with it on their own. >> reporter: president obama warned last night on pbs that americans are in danger from what he charges the syrian government used. >> chemical weapons. they can have devastating effects. could be directed at us. >> reporter: today his top aides are presenting proof to top lawmakers. but one says the evidence has to g
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Jul 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
dragging its feet on the issue. >>> a big win for a local company. obama care is coming and the silicon valley company is a key player. scott budman here with an exclusive look inside the company bringing the technology to health care. >> they are, raj. e-health got permission from the government to use the internet based platform to get people insurance under obama care bringing attention to a company from both washington and wall street. >> reporter: health insurance has been a struggle for millions of people, especially those who don't get it through their employer. >> on your health care -- >> reporter: the obama administration wants to change that with its new federal health care law commonly called obama care. >> replaces -- >> reporter: a big beneficiary of obama care is here in silicon valley. >> travelocity is health insurance. >> reporter: one way to describe e health, a company that will walk you through the web of health care on the web. >> we what we've done is really simplify the process, put all of the information very clear language, allow you to compare plans si
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Aug 7, 2013 5:00pm PDT
president obama. lawmakers support the president's decision to cancel an upcoming meeting after russia granted asylum to edward snowden. the president's move sends a stern message of disapproval. president obama will still attend the g-20 summit. >>> in health matters news you can use. a small study of older adults without dementia suggest chocolate could help keep brains sharp as they age. blood flow to the brain is key to memory. researchers at harvard medical school had 60 adults drink two cups of hot chocolate every day for a month. participants experienced increased blood flow. >>> only four percent of women deliver on their due date. even when researchers know the exact day an embryo implants in the wound. they found hormones could indicate an early delivery while older women tended to deliver later than average. the study published today in the journal found the average time from ovulation to birth is 238 days. >>> another study shows women who live in urban areas face an increased risk for post partum depression. researchers in canada found those who lived in rural areas, about
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Aug 26, 2013 11:00am PDT
happening as we speak. here's a live look at the white house. president obama will soon step up there to honor army staff sergeant ty carter of antioch with that medal of honor. you can see the media and friends gathered there. here's the story. back in 2009300 insurgents attacked a remote army post in afghanistan. carter dancing in harm's way fought back risking his life to save an injured soldier pinned down by fire. the 33-year-old was one of a dozen people who fought back and he's awarded the highest honor of service. big-time congratulations. he currently lives in washington with his family. live pictures of the white house there. if you want to try to see this one live as it's happening, you can go online. you can see it all happening on nbcbayarea.com. a big day for ty carter. that is beautiful. >>> in case you missed it, some big-time names turning out for last night's mtv video awards. justin timberlake, katy perry. also there, jason collins. the very first openly gay nba player. >> just before i came out my grandmother told me she was afraid i would encounter the same prejud
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Aug 7, 2013 11:00am PDT
way. that's right, showers tomorrow morning. tell you where and when. >>> president obama on a publicity tour talking about spying and housing and jobs. we will take a look, coming up. >>> okay, and do you think there's anything wrong with this t-shirt? why parents want it to be pulled from store shelves. >>> america's cup racing action is back on the bay today. in just a matter of hours two teams will hit the waters as part of the louis vuitton cup. nbc bay area's laurence scott is live from america's cup park in san francisco with a preview of all of today's action. lawrence, i am jealous of your assignment. >> reporter: oh, don't be jealous, but do come out here at some point, because it is quite the scene, today, a beautiful day for ray the semifinals between artemis racing and luna rosa, the italian team. the winner of this series will go on to face emirates team new zealand. the winner of that head-to-head series will go on to face oracle team usa for the america's cup in september. yesterday, a triumphant day for the swedish artemis racing team. take a look. with all eye
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Aug 28, 2013 6:00pm PDT
secure the gains this country has made requires vigilance. >> reporter: but president obama, living proof that progress has been made. america's first african-american president. >> because they marched city councils changed and state legislatures changed and congress changed and yes, eventually the white house changed. >> john lewis is the sole surviving speaker from 1953. >> 50 years later we can ride where we want to ride and stay with we want to stay. >> reporter: tens of thousands gathered on the national mall for the commemoration including dr. king's family also jimmy carter and bill clinton. plus care line kennedy, forest whitaker and oprah winfrey. >> dr. king believed our destinies are all intertwined and he knew our hopes and our dreams really are all the same. >> we've got to keep on fighting and we've got to vindicate and stand up and substantiate that the dream goes on until the dream is achieved. >> on this anniversary the president spoke about joining together to build the middle class with improved health care and wages, a theme that will carry into the political bu
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Aug 1, 2013 6:00pm PDT
a troubled past. >>> and finally, tonight, president obama has laid out his vision for public preschool for all. now we're seeing what a poll says. it finds that 50% of voters say they strongly support the president's proposal. 20% say they somewhat support the idea. and 21% oppose the plan. the president's proposal is controversial because it would require raising the toe back coe tax. >>> vector control crews will be out in force in north san jose. take a look at the map here. they'll be fogging for mosquitoes. it will start at 11:00 tonight. and it will take several hours. mosquitoes are very active this year. people are warped to protect themselves and eliminate standing water on their property. >>> there's a lot of talk about commuting. a new study reveals more than half of bay area residents drive solo to and from work. a look at the interchange in san jose, we have made progress. but the study shows the solo driving trend is getting lower as time goes on. and the bay area has the most public transportation users in the state. a uc berkley professor says some of the reas
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Aug 9, 2013 5:00pm PDT
wildfire spreads. >>> forcing his hand, president obama makes changes to america's once-secret surveillance program after a explosive disclosure by a man he once dismissed as a hacker. >>> desperate hours, the feds make a big discovery in the frantic search for a missing girl. tonight the manhunt closing in on a suspected killer. >>> and making a difference. wounded veterans on an underwater mission to heal the planet and themselves. "nightly news" begins now.
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Aug 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
confirmed, it would be the worst chemical weapons attack in decades. the obama administration, britain and france are demanding u.n. expers in syria be granted immediate access to the area to investigate. in egypt, a court ordered the release of ousted president hosni mubarak from jail to house arrest. he is a military dictator overthrown in 2011. several weeks ago, mohamed morsi was removed from power. eversince egypt has been in violent turmoil on the streets. testimony fear the release could lead to another era of military dictatorship. >> san diego's mayor is poised to settle his this. lawsuit. they say bob filner behaved inappropriately towards them. a proposed settlement has been reaped and will be presented to the city council in a closed session on friday. that hasn't stopped calls from the democratic national committee for him to step down. >>> for the first time, kidnap victim han nab anderson is speaking out about her ordeal. the interview airs tomorrow morning on the today show. anderson was allegedly kidnapped in southern california and rescued in idaho after jame
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Aug 2, 2013 5:00pm PDT
will become easier. the move comes after the obama administration asked u.s. agencies to review policies following the recent supreme court ruling. >>> the results of a new poll regarding the controversial stand your ground law may surprise you. a majority of americans support it, that's according to a university national poll. getting national attention after the death of florida teenager trayvon martin. a deeper look into the poll shows that 53% of americans support the law, while 40% do not. 57% of white voters support the law. 57% of black voters oppose it. >>> do rising temperatures mean rising violence? researchers out of berkeley say shifts in changer may correlate with the rise in assaults, rapes and murders. researchers who looked at 60 studies from around the world years say they're trying to understand what is behind a substantial relationship between climate and conflict. >>> 3 million people in america need to eat gluten-free foods. glutden is a combination of starch and proteins. when people with celiac disease eat gluten, their small intestines could be damaged. i
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Aug 29, 2013 11:00pm PDT
hit stockpile of chemical weapons that could send gases across the region. the obama administration says the president is prepared to move ahead with limited military action. >> congress members from both parties have voiced reservations about using force against president have the president's regime but they have little chance of stopping it. >>> meanwhile, one country won't be getting involved soon is britain. today the parliament voted against a motion to participate in any military strike. the parliament members say they need more evidence that al assad is upon for chemical attacks before they approve any action. >>> it has been nearly two months since that deadly crash at sfo. >> while the official cause of the crash remains open, we went in search of answers and we discovered something that they have been quietly warning about. >> the ntsb investigators are reviewing to see if it played a role in this crash. you've been following this since day one. >> absolutely. we learned that pilots call it flying by the stick versus flying by glass. manually piloting an airplane versus re
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Aug 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
think that buys friendship? >> president obama condemned the violence this past week. many in washington worry that the military will force the muslim brotherhood under ground. >> even though they started this, we can't support what the military is doing in response. >> the bay area dozens of people gathered to protest that military rally. they're against the coup and saying hundreds of innocent are dieing. >> the thing from yesterday, and that was the call for this day, is to stand up for humanity. people have been dieing. >> according to independent news reports, more than 850 people dies just since last wednesday in protests with the military. >> the chp needs your help tonight. a fatal collision happened last night in san jose. sheryl herd is rival with more for us. >> reporter: police say they really need your help on this because they have very little to go on. they're looking for a ford pick up, and they say it's in connection with a fatal crash. it happened at 8:45 last night. one person told her neighbor she heard something, and the next thing she knew there was a man dead on th
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Aug 20, 2013 11:00am PDT
celebrate their perfect season. president obama honored the only team to ever achieve an undefeated season. the 1972 dolphins went 17-0, but they didn't get to celebrate with a trip to the white house back then because president nixon was involved in the watergate scandal at the time. much of the team was in attendance, including head coach john shula. long time coming there. >>> a baby elephant gets a name. how its mother picked it out after the break. do you see the 10% back in points, aw baby, i'm seeing triple again. plus another 10%, plus free shipping? yeah. you're good. this is the member triple play deal. this is sears. >>> have you seen this so cute, a new baby elephant at the lowry park zoo in tampa, florida now has a name, pick wild the mother. isn't that adorable? 3-week-old elephant calf named mavi, an older is fumi. the mother chose the name yesterday, she actually picked that name from two options, which zookeepers spelled out in carrots. mavi is at third elephant born at the zoo in 25 years. mavi means voices in the swatly language. adorable. >> big ears to hear thos
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Aug 13, 2013 6:00pm PDT
the song everybody, sung by jordan sparks. michelle obama didn't sing on the album but did get big names contributing their voices. it is made to inspire children to eat healthy. >>> she's got some pull. still ahead at 6:00. >>> weather, an awesome tuesday. a lot of sunshine. a little hazy but otherwise looking great this evening. we'll talk more about the warm up coming up. and if you're heading back to school tomorrow, san jose, kids are going back to school. forecast looks even better. i'm back with the full seven day in a few minutes. [ marco ] i'm a student at devry university. and this is my home team. this is my large lecture hall. this is my professor. and also my coach. this is my booster club. this is the guy who's graduating ready for a great career in technology. [ male announcer ] in 2012, 90% of devry university grads actively seeking employment had careers in their field in 6 months. find your career success in the bay area. learn how at devry.edu. >>> jc penney is facing criticism over a back to school ad that some shoppers say promotes bullying and puts pressure on
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Aug 6, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. tonight, president obama praised the bravery of the diplomats. and the president spoke candidly on several topics with jay leno. let's bring in beverly white from southern california. >> reporter: we're outside the president's hotel in woodland hills where security is tight. the centerpiece of the president's visit today, his first day in los angeles, was certainly the taping of "the tonight show with jay leno," his third appearance since taking office. it was taped today. it appears on this newscast. but we have audience reaction, right now. jay leno and the commander in chief dived right into current events. >> what's the latest in health care. what's new? >> on october 1st, people are going to be able to sign up. >> reporter: mr. obama also blasted russia for outlawing homosexuality, ahead of the 2014 olympics. >> if russia wants to uphold the olympic spirit, every judgment should be made on the track or in the swimming pool or on the balance beam. and people's sexual orientation shouldn't have anything to do with it. >> reporter: after "leno," audience opinions were mixed. but
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Aug 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >>> president obama is asking americans for support as he moves closer to taking action against syria. today his administration bluntly accused bashar al assad's regime of releasing chemical weapons on his own people. we have the details. also, reaction from the syrian community here in the bay area, marianne. >> jessica, president obama says he won't send troops into syria. today i talked with the president of the syrian american council here in the bay area. he says his group, which has 400 members, is not asking for american soldiers to respond to syria but he is hoping the u.s. will take swift action to stop what he called the syrian president's rein of terror. >> reporter: what led up to the tragic deaths of more than 1400 people in syria. today secretary of state john kerry revealed unclassified intelligence indicating the syrian regime prepared for last week's chemical attacks for days. >> this is the indiscriminate, inconceivable horror of chemical weapons. this is what assad did to his own people. >> reporter: president obama said today he is considering a limited strike. >>
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Aug 11, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. before leaving for his vacation on martha ans's vineyard, president obama said he'd already been moving the nsa toward more transparency and accountability. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> he betrayed his oath of office. there's a young generation that believe he's some kind of jason bourne and there's got to be more transparency. >> reporter: nsa supporters want a stronger defense from the president. >> he's failed to explain these programs which are lawful, which have saved lives, which have stopped terrorist plots. >> reporter: washington wants edward snowden brought back home to face justice. bryan mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> two of the biggest names in politics will be in the bay area tomorrow. former secretary of state hillary clinton will be in san francisco speaking at the american bar association annual meeting. attorney general eric holder will also be speaking tomorrow. this year's meeting focuses on human trafficking, cyber security and gender equality and is taking place at the moscone center. >>> next at 5:00, will the new anti-gay laws in russia have a
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Aug 3, 2013 11:00pm PDT
news from the obama administration. the president's trade representative has overruled a trade commission decision banning ill ports of some apple products. they ban ill port of the iphone 4 and some versions of the ipad 2 claiming that china made devices violated apple and sam sung. they are locked in a global legal battle. >>> coming up next at 11:00, a stadium switch-up. the everyday items the nfl is banning from items across the nation. >>> plus, police are anxious to track down this woman. what she is accused of doing and how you might be able to help. >> the demolition of the power plant goes terribly wrong. what happened? >>> and we're already seeing low clouds spilling inland across the bay area. you'll be waking up to some low clouds and some countries. i think you'll be surprised by how cool the seven-day forecast is looking. ♪ all right, let's go ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate ♪ we, we chocolate cross over ♪ yeah, we chocolate cross over ♪ [ male announcer ] fiber one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate with clusters, flakes,
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Aug 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
50 years ago on the national mall. also there, of course, the president, mr. obama is there he is going to be speaking as well as former president bill clinton and jimmy carter. you can watch all of these events unfold live on our website. just log on any time to see this happening live, nbcbayarea.com. >>> crews have gained a little more ground on the massive wildfire now burning next to the hetch hetchy reservoir. the rim fire has grown to 18 ever 87,000 acres, larger than the size of san jose, san francisco and oakland combined. more than 4,000 fire personnel are now fighting the fire and they have it 23% contained. this is up from 20% from last night. the fire has already destroy ready 111 buildings, including 11 homes. 5500 other structures are threatened this morning including hundreds of homes. campgrounds within yosemite have been evacuated as well as tuolumne city the rim fire is releasing massive amounts of smoke into the air. those plumes are traveling more than 100 miles, clouding the skies in nevada and causing health problems for people there meteorologist christina
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Aug 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: president obama worked the phones lining up allies. britain sound on board. >> it's about chemical weapons. the use is wrong. >> reporter: the french say they're ready, investigators have not finished their work in syrian fwhieshds where hundreds of civilians died. president obama no longer questions if chemical weapons were used or by whom. >> it is not around the can of whether or not the syrian regime is responsible the question is what is the appropriate response. >> reporter: the reported planned response is three days of strikes by creuise missiles. >> we can degreat the missile capability, their iesh capability. >> reporter: four u.s. destroyers are ready in the mediterranean. they're based in norfolk whose congressman is upset. >> i believe it's unconstitutional. >> they demand president obama call a joint session of congress but fears he won't. >> this is not right. it's not a democratic issue or off republican issue. >> reporter: the white house says it's consulting congressional leaders. meanwhile, the public is didivi >> we don't need to get involved in another
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Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. >> obama we need your help! >> reporter: outside the white house, demonstrators called on president obama to halt the bloodshed in syria. u.s. officials say there's little doubt chemical weapons were used last week in an attack that killed hundreds, leaving the president to consider plans for a possible military strike. >> we are prered to exercise whatever option, if he decides to employ one of those options. >> reporter: as the white house spent the weekend lining up support from other world power, syria finally agreed to let u.n. inspectors see the attack site on monday. the area has been shelved for the last five day, likely destroying evidence. >> i think we will respond in a surge callaway. >> reporter: though some are calls for action, few want boots on the ground. >> something that gets their attention, that causes them to yuptd stand that we are not going to put up with this kind of activity. >> reporter: the navy has four destroyers in the mediterranean, missiles ready to fire at the president's order. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> many people in israel are preparing fo
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Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
evidence is clear, syria used chemical weapons on its own people. what president obama is saying could happen next. >>> we'll have more on the closing of the bay bridge. more live reports later in the newscast. >>> a live look at the bay bridge. it is closed and the heavy equipment has come in. the crews are working on that level to bring in the asphalt, lay it down. you can see a live look right now. the crews are laying down, striping, repaving and getting ready for the big opening the day after labor day. it is closed to traffic for the next five days to so that workers can get it finished and open tuesday morning. we invite you to stay with us. we'll let you know if anything changes with the opening and how to get around town. >>> will the u.s. take action against syria in we may know more by tomorrow morning. the president says he is confident that the syrian government used chemical weapons on its people last week. >> the attack killed hundreds of people. u.n. inspectors are in syria investigating the attack. earlier today the u.n. secretary council did not reach an agreement on
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Aug 24, 2013 6:00pm PDT
back. >>> first lady michelle obama in new york, encouraging children to participate in sport. it can help them teach them to succeed in life. part of the kick-off of the u.s. tennis tournament. >> if you want to be good at anything you have to work at it. i know your parents tell you that all the time but i want to emphasize it, if you want to be good at anything, you have to put the work in. you have to show up every day. >> u.s. tennis association has joins in michelle obama's let's move campaign, fissioning up tennis courts, training coaches, donating equipment to schools and clubs. there she is. >>> right now, mr. brodie brazil. what do you have? >> story i know you're going to care about, the big game between cal and stanford is actually reported to be on the move, if you can believe that. we'll tell you where the legendary football contest will be held in 2014. also this everybody a's put one down to the wire in baltimore today. a game that oakland's pitcher deserved to win. and did. we'll show you next, how he did it in sports. the critics agree, build your own pancakes part 2
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Aug 13, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. michelle obama doesn't sing on the free album but got big names like sparks, ashanti and dmc to contribute their talents. it's part of her let's move campaign which she launched three years ago. >> got a good beat. >> yeah. >> sounds good. >> thank you very much. that's going to do it for us tonight. >> thanks for joining us. nightly news is coming up next. we'll see you at 6:00. >> bye bye. >>> on the b >>> on the broadcast tonight, up in the air. the feds ground a mega merger between two airline giants, warning about higher fares and fees and fewer choices. tonight, what it really means for everyone who flies. >>> what lies beneath. a nightmare for thousands of homeowners living on top of sinkholes. tonight, a rare look deep down, where all those problems begin. >>> paying the price for obama care. designed to provide health care for all, but some businesses are cutting back to avoid the costs, doing some american workers more harm than good. >>> and the baby boom. for a lot of couples who have struggled to have a child, including new dad jimmy fallon, sharing his story tonigh
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Aug 26, 2013 6:00pm PDT
ceremony at the white house, president obama awarded him a medal for his courageous actions. the president thanked him for his actions and service and told his children that their father's heroism is what makes our country great. >> what a true american hero looks like, then you don't have to look too far. you just have to look at your dad. because today he's the sight we come too see. >> i stand here proud that i've been chosen to represent the 50-plus soldiers and the many pilots faced with the impossible on october 3, 2009. >> the president also thanked carter and acknowledged him for seeking counseling, psychological counseling. he is the fifth living recipient to be awarded honors for actions in afghanistan. >>> the u.s. government has now concluded that the syrian government did use chemical weapons against civilians killing hundreds. the u.n. investigation isn't complete, although the pentagon is preparing what could be a military response for president obama's consideration. options include using cruise missiles. secretary of state kerry called it a moral obscenity that should shoc
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Aug 6, 2013 5:00pm PDT
instrumental in providing resources and guidance for how to address the problem. >> michelle obama also helped the cause. despite the encouraging ruls, one in eight preschoolers is obese. >> president george w. bush is at a texas hospital this evening after undergoing heart surgery. doctors discovered a blockage in one of his arteries during a routine checkup yesterday. this morning, surgeons placed a extent to open up the blockage. the former president is in high spirits. .nearly half a million people in the u.s. have this procedure done each year. >> we wish him the best of health. now our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. jeff likes to combine two months. maybe this is augember. >> october. >> yes. >> that was a classic thing last year. combining the months. i kind of gave it a break. we'll bring it back. let's get a look at the doppler radar. you can see we are looking at weather we shouldn't have this time of year happening. definitely more reminiscent of late spring, also early fall. we have a few rogue showers across lake tahoe producing lightning strikes on the way towards
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Aug 14, 2013 5:00pm PDT
only to greater instability, economic disaster and suffering. >> reporter: president obama kept informed on vacation but so far has not pulled u.s. aid. >> and our days for being able to influence egyptian politics one way or the other have long gone. >> reporter: like the stability of the world's largest arab nation, once a reliable u.s. ally. >>> the principal who devoted himself to helping rebuild columbine high has decided to retire. principal announced this is his last year at the school acknowledging that it has been an emotional decision for him. after the deadly shooting he stayed on the job because he promised the then-ninth grade class he would remain tew their graduation. the class graduated in 2012. they were kindergarteners at the time of the shooting. >> we had to redefine what normal is. people feel after a horrific event you wake up and everything is back to where it was. it is never going to be. that doesn't mean you give up hope. >> he says he knows columbine will also be associated with the mass shooting. he says schools are now safer and public awareness is m
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Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
asylum in russia for a year, angering the obama administration. russia issued snowden a refugee passport today. the white house is suggesting it might bow out of a planned summit with russia's president. snowden who admits leaking details about nsa programs is wanted in the united states to face espionage charges. no word on where he is tonight. his attorney says his location will be kept secret for security reasons. the temporary asylum can be extended indefinitely. >>> perfect controversy. sales of "rolling stone's" magazine with the alleged boston bomber doubled over last year. the magazine featuring dzhokhar tsarnaev was boy cocotted by stores, but the magazine has doubled its sales from a year previous. the boston bomber killed two people on the initial day and another officer later. more than 260 were also injured, including a 12-year-old boy. >>> the clock stuck 12:01 this morning and gay marriage became legal in two more states, minnesota and rhode island. they're the 12th and 13th u.s. states to recognize same-sex marriages. in minnesota, you see it here, couples began exchangin
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Aug 12, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: as president obama has spoken out against the law twice, saying it's offensive, it violates basic more or less, but he said a boycott would only hurt athletes. >> i want to just make very clear right now, i do not think it's appropriate to boycott the olympics. we've got a bunch of americans out there who are training hard, who are doing everything they can to succeed. >> reporter: the international olympic committee has said the olympics games coming up need to be free of discrimination for everybody. they said russia has reassured them that the law would not affect athletes or attend yees, but they said everybody's going to have to obey russian laws. now the ioc is asking russia for more clarification. back to you. >> thanks so much, michelle. >>> a controversial police policy that didn't get off the ground in san francisco is unconstitutional. a federal judge made that ruling today with the new york police department stop-and-frisk policy, saying it violates the fourth amendment. the judge found the policy illegally singled out a large number of blacks and hispan
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Aug 11, 2013 6:00pm PDT
for his vacation on martha's vineyard, president obama said he had already been moving the nsa towards more transparentscy and accountability. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> he betrayed his oath of office. a young generation believe he's a jason bourne. >> reporter: nsa wants a stronger defense from the president. >> he failed to explain these programs which saved lives, stopped terrorist plots. >> reporter: washington wants edward snowden brought back home to face justice. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> still to come an unusual ruling. why a judge has ordered that a baby's name be changed. >>> also paying more for pre-school. the tens of thousands of dollars bay area parents are spending on early education and if the high costs are worth it. >>> al gore will visit lake tahoe next week. he's not vacationing. we'll tell you about his plans. >> right now we're watching the low clouds spill back across the bay from san francisco, approaching oakland, crossing the peninsula eventually into the south bay where we'll see drizzle for tomorrow morning but watchi
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Aug 23, 2013 5:00pm PDT
place and president obama will speak from the steps of the lincoln memorial. >>> three days before his historic march on washington, back in 1963, dr. martin luther king jr. appeared on nbc's "meet the press." >> i don't think our society h rise to its full maturity until we come to see that men are made to live together as brothers and that we can have again win intergroup and interpersonal living and still be in the kind of society which we all long to achieve. >> this sunday, 50 years after that interview, nbc will air a special edition of "meet the press" "remembering the dream." i spoke. moderator david gregory about the special and he says it's a look back and a look forward. >> it is referencing and seeing this appearance on "meet the press" and then 50 years later talking about what the american dream means now. not just in terms of civil rights and equality for african-americans, but for all americans since the american dream and the promise of the country. that's what i think the resonance is about and understanding the extent to which americans were grappling with what democ
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Aug 12, 2013 11:00am PDT
happening there. >> reporter: president obama has spoken out about the law twice saying that it's offensive, it violates basic morals but he said a boycott would only hurt athletes. >> i want to just make very clear right now, i do not think it's appropriate to boycott the olympics. we've got a bunch of americans out there who are training hard who are doing everything they can to succeed. >> reporter: the international olympic committee has said the olympic games coming up need to be free of discrimination for everybody. they have said that russia has reassured them that this law would not affect athletes or attendees, but the russian sports minister has said, everybody's going to have to obey russian laws. so now the ioc is asking russia for more clarification. back to you. >> thank you, michelle. >>> back here at home citing the recession a popular south bay restaurant is calling it quits. hbee's in los gatos will be closing its doors in two weeks. they say they're not renewing its lease at the corner of highway 9 and university avenue. it's been there for the last five years.
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Aug 24, 2013 11:00pm PDT
is wednesday and president obama plans to mark the moment by giving a speech at the same time and from the same place as dr. king did 50 years ago. >>> new at 11:00, the owners of this puppy want him back. the police say the nine-week-old puppy was stolen from a locked car in mountain view this afternoon. his name is uso and he is a mix of a chihuahua, dachshund and pit bull. he is super friendly and loves people. the car was parked to where central expressway meets mountain view boulevard. it is not clear how the thief broke in to the car. >>> also new at 11:00, new york is suing donald trump. the state attorney general filed a lawsuit against trump today for $40 million saying the real estate mogul's trump university engaged in deception, steering students in to expensive and mostly useless seminars. trump responded to the lawsuit with a post on twitter calling the attorney general a lightweight who's trying to extort him. >>> all right. from that we will go to weather and check in with anthony. it was a beautiful day today. >> it was beautiful. in fact, our winds have begun to
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Aug 5, 2013 11:00am PDT
specific threat to the united states but officials couldn't rule one out either. president obama gathered his national security team. congressional leaders given classified briefings. >> there ease been an awful lot of chatter out there. chatter means conversation among terrorists about the planning that's going on. very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11. >> reporter: senior intilly against officials say it starts in yemen. the same group that put an underwear bomb on a flight to detroit and mailed one in a printer to chicago. they're seeking revenge after its deputy commander was killed last month in a drone strike. >> reporter: al qaeda militants have been experimenting with surgically planting a bomb inside an attacker's body. >>> thanks, rich. >>> that threat has police in san francisco also reacting going into heightened alert mode this morning. the department releasing a statement reading in part, quote, we want to be proactive given the state department's warnings in order to protect our citizens and infrastructure in san francisco, end quote. police adding a reminder th
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Aug 4, 2013 11:00pm PDT
cannot be larger than a clutch bag. >>> president obama turned 52 today. he spent part of his weekend golfing with friends and relaxing in maryland. but no one is spilling the beans on how he celebrated today. this week the president's plans include a trip to california to visit the troops and an appearance on "the tonight show" with jay leno. >>> there is a new winner in the south bay. >> a millionaire is a millionaire. a lottery ticket sold in milpitas is worth more than a million. it has five of the six numbers. if it had all six it would have been $300 million. but the jackpot rolls over to $400 million for wednesday's drawing. >>> clearly rob mayeda did not have that number either. he is still here with us. >> he would come back i think. >> to tell people about it. >> that gas station is not far from the station. we are looking at temperatures in the 50s light now. low clouds pushed inland by the sea breeze. it has been the story since last week. and fairfield winds southwest at 26 miles an hour. west wind into livermore. typically the sea breezes back off after 9:00 but not the
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Aug 22, 2013 6:00pm PDT
backed up for miles. >>> today president obama kicked off a two day tour on increased access to education. federal aid would require congressional approval and would be based on a school's grading. schools would compete for students. the president also wants to tie financial aid to student progress and says the money will be disbursed over the semester as coursework is completed. >> it is time to stop subsidizing schools that are not producing good results nd future. oal is to have college value ratings before the 2015h#o school year. assault at uc berkley%bwentó7!  triggered an audit. ç filed saying thattyç>x cases were eit ignored for8y months or treated with skepticism. it includes three other universities. investigators will focus on the campuses report assaults. k=ie event have a new home here in the bay area. pieces of the berlin wall are on display outsideyqn the mount tape view library. the wall represented the democracy. pxñ installed these massive pieces outside the library today. privately owned business. but)-r4!m after aiup change of k recipient of the donati
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Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: president obama raised red flags in the spring. and in a letter to the congress, sebelius warned that up to 70,000 children would lose access to head start. is that figure close enough to be called truthful? >> yeah. don't you think, 57,000 children not getting services that they would typically get otherwise. this is services preparing kids for school. >> reporter: pam shah is president's of california's head start association and operates or partners with eight centers in the east bay. there are other side effects besides students losing slots. her programs had to slash school supplies, close down a center and lay off substitute teachers. the 57,000 figure doesn't tell the whole story. >> i think other people are doing the same thing trying to keep as many slots as they can keep. >> reporter: lillian covers early education for ed source and says that the 5600 slots lost in california are on par with what state educators have predicted. but the fallout is still greater. >> there is a big range of how each program has run. but cutting days has been the most popul
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Aug 2, 2013 6:00pm PDT
london. getting a visa for homosexual spouses will be much easier. it comes after the obama administration asked them to review the policies. >>> becoming conscious of your clothing. we show you how a local non-profit is bringing awareness to a serious issue. >>> and does climate change impact crime? we'll have the new local research. >>> and i'm jeff ranieri in fremont. we're getting geared up for the fremont festival of the arts this weekend. are you excited? [ applause ] we'll talk all about the festival plus your weekend weather forecast coming up in a few minutes. >>> in health matters, what makes something gluten free? the answer impacts millions of americans and a $4 billion business. gluten is a combination of starch and protein found in grains like wheat, barley and rye. when people who have celiac disea disease eat it, it causes problems. the new rules set the limits at 20 parts per million. >>> rising temperatures lead to rising violence? a new studysuggests that shifts in temperatures lead to rises in crime. researchers who looked at studies from around the world
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Aug 15, 2013 11:00am PDT
obama today called on both sides to cease-fire. however, he did not take the strongest action possible, which would be pulling u.s. aid. nbc bay area's steve handlesman has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president obama walked a thin line as he came to the music on martha's vineyard. he condemned the crackdown by egypt's military. >> we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. >> reporter: but mr. obama suggested many egyptians, maybe a majority, i wanted the army to oust elected president mow ham mid-morsi and wanted the protests by pro-morsi backers ended but he said egyptians and he are horrified by 500-plus dead and by protesters killing cops and attacking christians. >> we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully and con dent attacks that we've seen by protesters, including on churches. >> reporter: the president could have gone further. he could have declare there had had been a coup in
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Aug 26, 2013 11:00pm PDT
fire's up 20% contained. president obama and governor brown are involved. the governor toured the area today. president obama called governor brown yesterday, offering federal support if needed. richard sharp is near the fire line. we hear about the damage and the fire. tonight, we hear about the people. >> reporter: the last drop of the day for this tanker, before darkness forces the tanker away from the fire line. during the night, crews on the ground try to contain the flames. people watch the helicopters fortify the fire breaks this afternoon. saying the smoke from the fire is affecting them. >> in the morning, heavy, thick smoke. hard to breathe. >> reporter: along highway 108, people watch the fire creep closer. diana lives nearby. her son and expectant wife live closer to the fire line. does it make you nervous? >> very nervous. for them. >> reporter: helicopters fill the sky. for helicopters can make quicker trips. that helicopter right there is called a sky crane. they're coming in cycles because the fire is just over the hill. we look, there's another one, right there. t
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Jul 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT
trying to do to defend the country. >> reporter: top members of president obama's security team faced similar questions during a hearing. >> we need straightforward answers. i am concerned we are not getting them. >> reporter: newly declassified daumts are providing a first look at the court order that authorized the nsa to collect all detailed records. another report indicates the agency can collect e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, times and dates but not the content of the calls. >> we will be looking forward to working with with with your committee and this committee to see if there are changes to be made. >> reporter: just last week the house narrowly defeated an effort to remove the program. also today edward snowden leased new materials about a u.s. surveillance program allowing agencies to monitor web browsing. president obama plans to meet in response with on going concerns over u.s. surveillance. reporting live in washington. >> he can organize a blood drive but he cannot participate. campbell's openly gay mayor says it is disappointing but he is determined to make a diff
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